Trump the dictator continues his goal of trying to make this country into a Russia and Turkey-like, oppressive government.
His latest attempt? He orders all government offices/agencies to cancel their subscriptions to the New York Times and the Washington Post newspapers, simply because they won’t paint favorable reports about him or his administration. How can they? Nothing good comes from a dictatorship.
And speaking of dictatorships, I said before, and I will say it again, Trump in spirit is a member of the Buzzard City council who got caught napping again and are blaming some members of the parks advisory board. A board they themselves created. A board they say is undercutting them by going public about San Felipe Creek teeming with bacteria, saying they were caught by surprise.
Well, it was no surprise to people who read the Del Rio News-Herald. Not just the most recent article reporting the unusual degree of bacteria in Blue Hole as told by some park board members, but by the report some months back (maybe a year) as told to the News-Herald by the very same board advisory members. Dear Buzzard council, you should stay on top of the news. Don’t get caught by surprise.
The most important thing in Val Verde is sweet, sweet water from San Felipe Springs – that should be foremost in your minds even before dog parks.
Donald Trump serves the few and screws the country.
And the pious Pat Robertson who has broken with Trump, says that giving up the Kurds to the Turks and Russians is like England’s Lord Chamberlain’s appeasement of Hitler leading up to World War II.
But the local columnist insists it is Obama-type politicians who threaten America’s soul. The Bill of Rights is under assault by Republicans like Senator Lindsey Graham, and his Republican mobster friends in the U.S. House, who recently, in mob fashion, forced themselves into a room disrupting a legitimate Democratic deposition of a witness who has information about alleged illegal shenanigans carried out by Rudy Giuliani and ordered by Trump.
And if Trump, by some Electoral College smoke and mirrors is re-elected, America will be the loser.
The local columnist goes too far trying to make a Winston Churchill out of Trump who makes up things as he goes along, like calling Colorado a border state where “they are building a big, beautiful wall.” Trump confused New Mexico and Mexico. Such is the way of Republicans.
And as for Trump coming out for religious freedom in his speech at the United Nations, the American founders beat him to it way back in 1776.
While they left God and religion out of the Bill of Rights, they left faith and religious beliefs to the people, not to the government.
Jesus himself did not preach religion, not even Christianity. Decades after his death, Christianity was invented. Like the other religions before, and after came about because of men who took advantage of people’s fears, and beliefs to control them. What part of that is it you do not understand?
Nobody in America, who I know of, is trying to take away religious beliefs.
But keep in mind, the founders did not establish a national religion.
The founders were smart people. Benjamin Franklin said that time was better spent with a good book at the library than sitting on a hard pew in church.
John Adams spent long hours in his room reading aloud books about the Roman Empire. Not exactly the Bible, is it?
“The Churchillian Trump” who does not like to read, and wants to do away with newspapers, is no Thomas Jefferson.
Jefferson said that if he had to choose between government and newspapers, he would choose newspapers because they informed the people as to what their government is doing.
Luis Rosas is a local columnist whose contribution appears in the Del Rio News-Herald every Tuesday.